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Football Brain Damage: Should Parents Worry?

With recent stories in the news about ex-football players succumbing to dementia and suicide, brain damage from playing football over a period of years has come into the public eye. For years, the NFL denied that players were sustaining brain injuries from the game, but autopsies on the brains of a number of players clearly […]

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High Food Insecurity Blog

High Food Insecurity for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

A new study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has found that low-income families with children that have special healthcare needs have a high likelihood of food insecurity. This is the case even when they receive aid such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or take part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]

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Moving Onwards: Your 11-Year-Old’s Development

Your daughter is facing some huge changes in her life: a new school, approaching teenhood and a body that’s changing in ways that may feel scary can make life challenging for her. She still needs your support and, though it’s trickier to help her, it’s worth all the effort. Physically, your daughter is fast approaching […]

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Giving Your Teen Space

  Raising a teenager is difficult for the best of parents, just as being a teenager is difficult for all teens, regardless of how easy a childhood they had. But these are the years when parenting needs to be done delicately. Watching your teen draw away from you can be hurtful and worrying but this […]

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OCD Blog

What Parents Need to Know About OCD in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes severe discomfort for sufferers. Persistent, unwanted images, thoughts and images take over, causing a considerable amount of distress. OCD currently affects some three million people in the United States (around 0.3 to 1% of children and 2% of adults). The average of onset of OCD is […]

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